Christmas cakes have been a longstanding favorite in Japan. Although often overshadowed by fried chicken, these sweet delights are every bit a staple of what constitutes Christmas in the country. Naturally, big chains want to get in on the action. Entering the fray in 2017 — Mister Donut.
The nationwide doughnut peddler rolled out the clunkily titled Christmas Big Donut at the end of November, and has made it available until Dec. 25. Despite the name, this creation has more in common with a cake, complete with whipped cream in the center and a layer of chestnut frosting on top. The substantial offering (¥756) even comes with six of Mister Donut’s doughnut-hole-size Donut Pops on top.